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Definition of "ultrasonography" [ultrasonography]

  • Diagnostic imaging in which ultrasound is used to image an internal body structure or a developing fetus. (noun)
  • An imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves to visualize underwater surfaces, boundaries, objects, and currents. In both senses also called echography. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ultrasonography" in a sentence
  • "Substitution with non-ionizing radiation such as ultrasonography and MRI where possible while ensuring diagnostic reliability; Reduction of the radiation dose and number of views."
  • "However, with the advent of high quality prenatal ultrasonography, ventricular enlargement is now routinely diagnosed in-utero."
  • "Exposure to ultrasonography, CT scanning, MRI and lacrimal scintigraphy are an active part of the oculoplastic fellowship training program."